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Departmental ProceduresSOGsStandard Operating Guidelines Writing department guidelines we will hold our members accountable to and expect them to follow is not an easy task and sometimes requires a little bit of trial and error to get it right.
Here are 4 tips, that when writing guidelines will help make them easily understood and ensure that no content is missed in the processed. The Standard Operating Guidelines are the book you are expecting every member of the department to read. After all you are going to be requiring them to follow these guidelines.
In addition to conveying the mandatory information, we should be sharing with the company officers and line or floor firefighters what our department considers core values. Use something that is inspiring, descriptive, and direct.
This is no easy task. It took me about 3 weeks to iron out 78 words recently for this very cause, but it was well worth it. Be Brief and Direct: Take the following example: A fire call is an ever-changing situation in which actions, inactions, weather, time, mechanical failure, and many others things can force a change in tactics and operations.
Covering every type of situation is just not practical. What we can do is use a basic check list system for the bigger types of calls and develop an easy to follow check list for company Engine, Truck and Rescue officers to follow.
No more than one page, laminated that can be on the dash or in the command bag. Then have a master of all of these in the main SOG book.
Allow for On-Scene Discretion: There are some things that must be done in order for a call to go smoothly and safely. Listing these items without assigning a timeline outlines what must be done but allows the officer to roll with the flow of the call.
Photo Courtesy Erik Wood About the Author Captain Wood has over 16 years in the fire service including shipboard and oil rig firefighting and hazmat mitigation with USCG and is currently a Captain with a combination dept.Guidelines for Writing a Thesis or Dissertation, Linda Childers Hon, Ph.D.
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